[ noun ] the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The doctor , with the air of a man whose professional interests have found scope , drew Alex 's attention to those excellences which might otherwise have escaped him : the fine color in comb and wattles , the length and quality of neck and saddle_hackles , the firm , wide spread of the toes , and a rare justness in the formation of the ear lappets .
[ noun ] something in which something or some one excels
: "the use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"