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1(also pacha)historical The title of a Turkish officer of high rank.
- ‘That he even has a library sets him apart from most high-tech pashas.’
- ‘Another example would be the glitter of metal: the image adds a connotation of cruelty to the glory of a pasha, previously described with true oriental bombast, as the light of lights.’
- ‘The pasha of Tripoli soon agreed, in exchange for a sixty-thousand-dollar payment, to release the American prisoners and to commit no further acts of piracy against American vessels.’
- ‘He was appointed Minister of Public Works in 1869, retired shortly after, received the grand title of pasha in 1873 and died in Cairo in 1883.’
- ‘Promoted to the rank of pasha in April 1916, he was virtually exiled by his Young Turk rivals to the eastern front.’
2(also two-tailed pasha)A large orange-brown butterfly with two tails on each hindwing and complex patterns on the underwings, occurring around the Mediterranean and in Africa.
Charaxes jasius, subfamily Nymphalinae, family Nymphalidae‘The Two-Tailed Pasha is the largest European butterfly, with the fore-wing span of the female often measuring more than 4 inches.’‘The Two-tailed Pasha is one of Europes most spectacular butterflies.’
Mid 17th century from Turkish paşa, from Pahlavi pati ‘lord’ + šāh ‘shah’.