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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.'' 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  A  constellation  in  the  northern  hemisphere,  near 
  Lyra. 
 
  {Hercules'  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  {Dynastes},  an 
  American  genus  of  very  large  lamellicorn  beetles,  esp.  {D. 
  hercules}  of  South  America,  which  grows  to  a  length  of  six 
  inches. 
 
  {Hercules'  club}.  (Bot.) 
  a  An  ornamental  tree  of  the  West  Indies  ({Zanthoxylum 
  Clava-Herculis}),  of  the  same  genus  with  the  prickly 
  ash. 
  b  A  variety  of  the  common  gourd  ({Lagenaria  vulgaris}). 
  Its  fruit  sometimes  exceeds  five  feet  in  length. 
  c  The  Angelica  tree.  See  under  {Angelica}. 
 
  {Hercules  powder},  an  explosive  containing  nitroglycerin;  -- 
  used  for  blasting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hercules 
  n  1:  in  Classical  mythology  a  hero  noted  for  his  strength; 
  performed  12  immense  labors  to  gain  immortality  [syn:  {Hercules}, 
  {Heracles},  {Herakles},  {Alcides}] 
  2:  a  large  constellation  in  the  northern  hemisphere  between 
  Lyra  and  Corona  Borealis  [syn:  {Hercules}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hercules,  CA  (city,  FIPS  33308) 
  Location:  38.02043  N,  122.29689  W 
  Population  (1990):  16829  (5652  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.3  sq  km  (land),  30.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  94547 




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