Her*cu"le*an (?), a. [L. herculeus, fr. Hercules: cf. F. hercul'een. See Hercules.]

1.

Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.

2.

Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.

"Herculean Samson."

Milton.

 

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