Dynastes hercules
Hercules Her"cu*les, n. 1. (Gr. Myth.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or ``labors.'' [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra. [1913 Webster]

{Hercules' beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any species of {Dynastes}, an American genus of very large lamellicorn beetles, esp. {Dynastes hercules} of South America, which grows to a length of six inches.

{Hercules powder}, an explosive containing nitroglycerin; -- used for blasting. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hercules' beetle — Hercules Her cu*les, n. 1. (Gr. Myth.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or labors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A constellation in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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