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[vahys-reyn] /ˈvaɪs reɪn/
the wife of a viceroy.
Origin of vicereine
1815-25; < French, equivalent to vice- vice- + reine queen < Latin rēgīna (rēg-, stem of rēx king + -īna feminine noun suffix) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This was due to the Countess of Chinchon, vicereine of Peru.

    Woman in Science John Augustine Zahm
  • Nor was the vicereine unequal to the position of power, splendour, and intrigue to which she had climbed with such difficulty.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • The vicereine probably has a life-history very similar to that of its northern cousin.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed
  • But Gigi's stalwart Carolina Maddalena continued to rule as vicereine in the kitchen.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
British Dictionary definitions for vicereine


the wife of a viceroy
a female viceroy
Word Origin
C19: from French, from vice³ + reine queen, from Latin rēgīna
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