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See also: vice-roy
viceroy (plural viceroys)
- One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.
- When Ireland was a kingdom and when it was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the island was governed by a Viceroy representing the English King/Queen.
- An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.
the governor of a country etc.