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Hercules British & World English

A hero of superhuman strength and courage who performed twelve immense tasks or ‘labours’ imposed on him and who after death was ranked among the gods

Hercules New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

hero of superhuman strength;

a Hercules in Hercules British & World English

A man of exceptional strength or size

Hercules' club British & World English

Either of two tall prickly shrubs or small trees of the US:

Hercules beetle British & World English

A very large tropical American rhinoceros beetle, the male of which has two long curved horns extending from the head and one from the thorax

Pillars of Hercules British & World English

An ancient name for two promontories on either side of the Strait of Gibraltar (the Rock of Gibraltar and Mount Acho in Ceuta), held by legend to have been parted by the arm of Hercules

Dynastes hercules in Hercules beetle British & World English

A very large tropical American rhinoceros beetle, the male of which has two long curved horns extending from the head and one from the thorax

Sir Elton Hercules John in John, Sir Elton British & World English

(B.1947), English pop and rock singer, pianist, and songwriter; born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; full name Sir Elton Hercules John. His many hit songs include ‘Your Song’ (1970) and ‘Nikita’ (1985). His tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, ‘Candle in the Wind’ (1997), became the highest-selling single in history