Definitions for excelsiorɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-
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excelsior, wood shavings(noun)
thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
An originally trademarked name for stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair.
Loftier, yet higher; ever upward
Origin: From excelsior, comparative of excelsus.
more lofty; still higher; ever upward
a kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc., in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair
Origin: [L., compar. of excelsus elevated, lofty, p. p. of excellere. See Excel, v. t.]
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