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 for lyra
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lyra \Ly"ra\, n. [L. lyra, Gr. ?. See Lyre.]
     1. (Astron.) A northern constellation, the Harp, containing a
        white star of the first magnitude, called Alpha Lyr[ae],
        or Vega.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Anat.) The middle portion of the ventral surface of the
        fornix of the brain; -- so called from the arrangement of
        the lines with which it is marked in the human brain.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small constellation in the northern hemisphere near
           Cygnus and Draco; contains the star Vega

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