Definitions for excelsiorɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-

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  1. excelsior, wood shavings(noun)

    thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing

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  1. excelsior(Noun)

    An originally trademarked name for stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair.

  2. excelsior(Adjective)

    Loftier, yet higher; ever upward

  3. Origin: From excelsior, comparative of excelsus.

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  1. Excelsior(verb)

    more lofty; still higher; ever upward

  2. Excelsior(noun)

    a kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc., in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair

  3. Origin: [L., compar. of excelsus elevated, lofty, p. p. of excellere. See Excel, v. t.]

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