Definition of excursive in US English:

excursive

adjective

formal
  • Of the nature of an excursion; ranging widely; digressive.

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin excurs- ‘digressed, run out’ (from the verb excurrere) + -ive, perhaps influenced by discursive.

Pronunciation

excursive

/ɪkˈskərsɪv//ikˈskərsiv/