buzzworm
 n.— «Being in the sun, perhaps the bike path was too warm for this 30-inch buzzworm, a pit viper species common to California and known to biologists and Latin scholars as Crotalus viridis oreganos, or Northern Pacific Rattlesnake.» —“Bikepath buzzworm” by winehiker Winehiker Witiculture Sept. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Russ Beebe says:

    Thank you for referencing my post. I first encountered the term “buzzworm” when reading Edward Abbey back in the late 1970s. Here’s a reference to the term in Abbey’s “The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader (1996).

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