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1. A man who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
2. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), resembling but somewhat smaller than the monarch.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a governor of a colony, country, or province who acts for and rules in the name of his or her sovereign or government.
[C16: from French, from vice3 + roy king, from Latin rex]
1. a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign.
2. a brightly marked American butterfly, Basilarchia archippus, closely mimicking the monarch butterfly in coloration.
[1515–25; < Middle French, =vice- vice- + roy king < Latin rēgem, acc. of rēx]
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|Noun||1.||viceroy - governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign|
exarch - a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire
governor - the head of a state government
Khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
|2.||viceroy - showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller|
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast