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Excelsior, a Latin comparative word often translated as "ever upward" or "even higher", may refer to:

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Mottos and catchphrases[edit]

  • "Excelsior" (motto), official motto of the state of New York
  • "Excelsior!", catchphrase of Stan Lee, who often used it at the end of "Stan's Soapbox" column in Marvel Comics
  • "Excelsior", sign-off of Detroit radio personality Mark Scott
  • "Excelsior", motto of the Finnish Army's Special Jaegers
  • "Excelsior", mantra of Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr. in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook
  • "Excelsior!", motto of the fictional Weldon Institute in Jules Verne's Robur the Conqueror


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  • Wood wool, commonly known as excelsior, a wood sliver material used for packaging, for the pads in evaporative coolers, and for other applications
  • Fraxinus excelsior, the scientific name for the European ash tree
  • Excelsior eight-eight (Callicore excelsior), a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae found in South America
  • Acraea excelsior, a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae found in eastern Africa


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