\U*ra"ni*a\, n. [L., from Gr. ?, i. e., the Heavenly, fr.
? heavenly, fr. ? heaven.]
1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by
Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.
2. (Zo["o]l.) 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.