Urania

U*ra"ni*a

(?), n. [L., from Gr. , i. e., the Heavenly, fr. heavenly, fr. heaven.]
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1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.
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2. (Zol.) A genus of large, brilliantly colored moths native of the West Indies and South America. Their bright colored and tailed hind wings and their diurnal flight cause them to closely resemble butterflies.
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