viceroy

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Middle French vice-roy, from vice- + roy (king).

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viceroy (plural viceroys)

  1. One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.
  2. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.

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