- From Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᕿᕕᐅᖅ (qiviut, "underwool"). (Wiktionary)
- Inuit, pl. of qiviuq, down, underhair. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The inner fur of the muskox is called qiviut, which is softer than cashmere.”
“For added insulation, musk oxen grow a second fur layer each winter, an undercoat called qiviut that is said to be many times warmer than wool and softer than cashmere - and how obliging of the animals to shed that qiviut in spring for use in scarves.”
“The result is very similar to that of qiviut, in that it is soft like cashmere and warm like wool.”
“The only yarn store in Banff is at in the Banff Springs Hotel, and sells only qiviut.”
“This philosophy compliments our process of hand combing the qiviut from live animals.”
“The qiviut is very soft and warm and easily spun into highly sought after yarn.”
“In preparation for the warmer summer months, musk ox shed a layer of their fur called qiviut.”
“Pronounced kiv-ee-ute, qiviut is an Inuit word for down or underwool.”
“Also available in roving and unprocessed, qiviut is a luxurious fiber perfect for a scarf or shawl.”
“A day later, the three old ladies at #39 once more fed me my lunch at Scrabble; I never so much as sniffed a Triple Word Score, but I did learn that qiviut is a word.”
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