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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The muse of astronomy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the extract.
  • noun In Greek myth, the Muse of astronomy and celestial forces, and the arbitress of fate, second only to Calliope in the company of the Muses.
  • noun A genus of large and handsome diurnal moths, typical of the family Uraniidæ, as U. fulgens. Fabricius, 1808.
  • noun In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Class. Myth.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.
  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Uraniinae.
  • proper noun Greek mythology The Muse of astronomy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
  • noun goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Ūrania, from Greek Ouraniā, from ouranos, heaven.]

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From Ancient Greek Οὐρανία.

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