Definition of uraniid in English:

uraniid

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the family Uraniidae of tropical moths, many of which are large, brightly coloured, and diurnal.

noun

Entomology
  • A moth of the family Uraniidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From scientific Latin Urania, genus name + -id, after Uraniidae, family name.

Pronunciation

uraniid

/jʊˈreɪnɪɪd/