Tamara K: "The news says the chenopods are bad in the air again today. It sure feels like it outside. And what even are they, other than pollen?"
Roberta X: "I think they're like pinnapeds. Or maybe tardigades.*"
Tam: "We should find out."
A few minutes later -- and after I detour to tasty Indian cuisine (yum, chana pods!), because I have only heard the word, while Tam knows how to spell it -- we have the answer.
Chenopods. Or possibly pigweed; it really is a fine line. But the first turns out to be a meaner cousin of quinoa and either one can make you sneeze.
* Sometimes I live in a much more interesting world.
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