A gift box filled with excelsior.
An example of excelsior is the packing material used to protect fine paintings during shipment.
Origin of excelsiorL, comparative of excelsus, lofty, high from past participle of excellere, excel
Origin of excelsiororig. a trademark
Origin of excelsiorOriginally a trademark
- (archaic) Loftier, yet higher; ever upward
- Stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair.
From Latin excelsior, comparative of excelsus (“high”). The name of the stuffing material was originally a trademark.