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Slender, curved wood shavings used especially for packing.
[Originally a trademark.]
interj, adv, n
1. excellent: used as a motto and as a trademark for various products, esp in the US for fine wood shavings used for packing breakable objects
[C19: from Latin: higher]
ex•cel•si•or(ɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-)
1. fine wood shavings, used for stuffing, packing, etc.
2. a 3-point printing type: a size smaller than brilliant.
[1770–80, Amer.; formerly a trademark]
Latin. ever upward.
excelsior- The curled shavings of soft wood used for packing and stuffing.
See also related terms for stuffing.