Pillars of Hercules

geographical name

Pillars of Her·​cu·​les ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz How to pronounce Pillars of Hercules (audio)
the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar: the Rock of Gibraltar (in Europe) and Jebel Musa (in Africa)

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“Pillars of Hercules.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pillars%20of%20Hercules. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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