Paschal flower. See Pasque flower, under Pasque.
(Pa*seng") n. (Zoöl.) The wild or bezoar goat. See Goat.
(Pash) v. t. [Prob. of imitative origin, or possibly akin to box to fight with the fists.] To strike; to
crush; to smash; to dash in pieces. [Obs.] P. Plowman. "I'll pash him o'er the face." Shak.
(Pash), n. [Scot., the pate. Cf. Pash, v. t.]
1. The head; the poll. [R.] "A rough pash." Shak.
2. A crushing blow. [Obs.]
3. A heavy fall of rain or snow. [Prov. Eng.]
(Pa*sha") n. [Turk. pasha, basha; cf. Per. basha, badshah; perh. a corruption of Per. padishah.
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.]
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.
(Pa*sha"lic) n. [Written also pachalic.] [Turk.] The jurisdiction of a pasha.
(Pa*shaw") n. See Pasha.
(Pas`i*graph"ic Pas`i*graph"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to pasigraphy.
(Pa*sig"ra*phy) n. [Gr. for all (dat. pl. of all) + -graphy.] A system of universal writing, or
a manner of writing that may be understood and used by all nations. Good.
(Pas"i*la`ly) n. [Gr. for all (dat. pl. of all) + talking.] A form of speech adapted to be used by
all mankind; universal language.
(Pask) n. [See Pasque.] See Pasch.
(Pas"py) n. [F. passe-pied.] A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the
reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; called also passing measure, and passymeasure.
Pasque flower (Bot.), a name of several plants of the genus Anemone, section Pulsatilla. They are
perennial herbs with rather large purplish blossoms, which appear in early spring, or about Easter, whence
the common name. Called also campana.
(Pasque) n. [OF. pasque.] See Pasch.
(Pas"quil) n. [It. pasquillo.] See Pasquin. [R.]
(Pas"quil), v. t. [R.] See Pasquin.
(Pas"quil*ant) n. A lampooner; a pasquiler. [R.] Coleridge.
(Pas"quil*er) n. A lampooner. [R.] Burton.