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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pasha \Pa*sha"\, n. [Turk. p[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]sh[=a]; cf. Per. b[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]dsh[=a]h; perh. a corruption of Per. p[=a]dish[=a]h. Cf. Bashaw, Padishah, Shah.] An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw. [Written also pacha.] [1913 Webster] Note: There are three classes of pashas, whose rank is distinguished by the number of the horsetails borne on their standards, being one, two, or three, a pasha of three tails being the highest. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bashaw \Ba*shaw"\, n. [See Pasha.] 1. A Turkish title of honor, now written pasha. See Pasha. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A magnate or grandee. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) A very large siluroid fish (Leptops olivaris) of the Mississippi valley; -- also called goujon, mud cat, and yellow cat. [1913 Webster]