Meaning of viceroy

vice•roy

Pronunciation: (vīs'roi), [key]
— n.
  1. a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign: the viceroy of India.
  2. a brightly marked American butterfly, Limenitis archippus, closely mimicking the monarch butterfly in coloration.
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