Her*cu*les \ ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz \
13th century{ds||1||}
  • a mythical Greek hero renowned for his great strength and especially for performing 12 labors imposed on him by Hera
  • a northern constellation between Corona Borealis and Lyra


Her*cu*les'-club \ ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz-ˌkləb \
  • a small prickly eastern U.S. tree (Aralia spinosa) of the ginseng family with large compound leaves —called also angelica tree
  • a small prickly southern U.S. tree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) of the rue family

Pillars of Hercules:g

geographical name
Pillars of Her*cu*les \ ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz \
  • the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar: the Rock of Gibraltar (in Europe) and Jebel Musa (in Africa)

De La Rey:b

biographical name
De La Rey \ ˌde-lə-ˈrī \ -ˈrā \
  • Jacobus Hercules 1847—1914 Boer general and statesman
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