excelsior

noun ex·cel·si·or \ ik-ˈsel-sē-ər , -ȯr \

Definition of excelsior

:fine curled wood shavings used especially for packing fragile items

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Origin and Etymology of excelsior

trade name, from Latin, higher, comparative of excelsus high, from past participle of excellere


excelsior

Latin adverb ex·cel·si·or \ ik-ˈsel-sē-ər , eks-ˈkel-sē-ˌȯr \

Definition of excelsior

:higher motto of New York

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