Sahsheer was a Kelvan word for a rapidly forming crystalline structure native to the Andromedan planet Kelva.

Kelinda, in an early exploration of her new humanoid senses, was fascinated by the blossom of a plant on the planet where she'd been stranded, and remarked to Captain Kirk that the flower resembled the sahsheer she had learned of from memory tapes. (TOS: "By Any Other Name")


Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata has claimed to be named for the sahsheer crystal from this episode. [1]

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  1. ABC's Match Game Season 2 Episode 12, aired 14 May 2017; Zamata was a panelist for this episode, and the topic of her name came up when introduced by host Alec Baldwin.