A parsnip was a root vegetable closely related to the carrot.[1]

One of Percy Weasley's siblings (Fred, George, and Ginny all claimed responsibility) threw mashed parsnip in his face when he showed up at The Burrow during Christmas dinner in 1996.[2]


Notes and references

  1. "Parsnip" on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)