Hercules beetle
Dynastidan Dy*nas"ti*dan, n. [Gr. ?, fem. of ?. See {Dynast}. The name alludes to the immense size of some species.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including {Dynastus Neptunus}, and the {Hercules beetle} ({Dynastus Hercules}) of tropical America, which grow to be six inches in length. [1913 Webster]

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  • hercules beetle — noun Usage: usually capitalized H 1. : a very large beetle (Dynastes hercules) native to tropical America of which the male being prob. the largest existing insect attains a length of over five inches and bears a long forwardly projecting horn on …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hercules powder — 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

  • Hercules — n. a man of exceptional strength or size. Phrases and idioms: Hercules beetle Zool. a large S. American beetle, Dynastes hercules, with two horns extending from the head. Etymology: ME f. L f. Gk Herakles a hero noted for his great strength …   Useful english dictionary

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