Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nominal title of the wife of a viceroy.
  • n. The female governor of a state or colony, who rules in place of the king.
  • n. An American nymphalid butterfly, Basilarchia floridensis, found in Georgia and Florida, and resembling the viceroy although much darker in color.

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Examples

  • It was at Loja that the valuable properties of the cinchona-bark, the source of quinine, were first discovered by a Spanish soldier who, having accidentally experienced its antipyretic qualities, by means of it cured the vice-reine of Peru, the Countess of Chichon (a quo cinchona), of a fever, and thus made it known to the world.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • It did one's heart good to look at Maud, as she busied herself about, in her capacity as vice-reine of the household; perhaps, with a natural feeling, liking to show someone present how mature and sedate she was – not so very young after all.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Mrs. Gregory, in spite of multifarious occupations as the firm's vice-reine, had by no means forgotten pretty Miss Leigh, nor her cousin's emphatic instructions; the girl had failed to accompany her to the Gymkhana dance -- "her aunt was ill; she had been unable to leave her" -- a stereotyped excuse to every invitation.

    The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

  • The vice-reine came back from Ava, and continued to be very kind to Mrs. Judson, made her explain her doctrine, caused the little catechism to be taught to her daughter, and accepted a copy of the Gospel of St. Matthew, which was at length completed.

    Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field

  • The Myowoon's wife, whom Mrs. Judson conveniently calls the vice-reine, was very kind to them, and took them on elephant-back to visit her country-house.

    Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field

  • It did one's heart good to look at Maud, as she busied herself about, in her capacity as vice-reine of the household; perhaps, with a natural feeling, liking to show some one present how mature and sedate she was -- not so very young after all.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Maymun the Sworder and described to him his fulsome favour, which he had not deigned to change, and related to him that which befel her from the kings of the Jinn, male and female, and the coming of the Queen of Queens, Al-Shahba, and how she had loved her and appointed her her vice-reine and how she was thus become ruler over all the kings of the Jann; and she showed him the writ of investiture which Queen Al-Shahba had written her and told him what had betided her with the Ghulish Head, when it appeared to her in the garden, and how she had despatched it to her palace, beseeching it to bring her news of the Commander of the Faithful and of what had betided him after her.

    Arabian nights. English

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