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.
[Early Modern English, from Middle French vice-roy : vice-, vice- (from Old French; see VICE–) + roy, king (from Old French, from Latin rēx, rēg-; see reg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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