- 1 (also pacha) • historical The title of a Turkish officer of high rank.More example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (two-tailed pasha) A large orange-brown butterfly with two tails on each hind wing and complex patterns on the underwings, occurring around the Mediterranean and in Africa.
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- 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'.
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