Definitions for viceroyˈvaɪs rɔɪ
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a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign.
a brightly marked American butterfly, Basilarchia archippus, closely mimicking the monarch butterfly in coloration.
Origin of viceroy:
1515–25; < MF, =vice-vice - +roy king < L rēgem, acc. of rēx
governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
viceroy, Limenitis archippus(noun)
showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.
An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.
Origin: vice-roy, from vice- + roy.
the governor of a country or province who rules in the name of the sovereign with regal authority, as the king's substitute; as, the viceroy of India
a large and handsome American butterfly (Basilarchia, / Limenitis, archippus). Its wings are orange-red, with black lines along the nervures and a row of white spots along the outer margins. The larvae feed on willow, poplar, and apple trees
A viceroy is a regal official who runs a country, colony, or city province in the name of and as representative of the monarch. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French word roi, meaning king. A viceroy's province or larger territory may be called a viceroyalty. The adjective form is viceregal, less often viceroyal. A vicereine is a woman in a viceregal position, or a viceroy's wife.
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