Definition of qiviut in US English:

qiviut

(also qiviuq, kiviut, quiviut)

noun

  • The underwool of the musk ox; fibre made from this.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From Eastern Canadian Inuit qiviut (singular qiviuq) musk ox underwool, down feathers.

Pronunciation

qiviut

/ˈkɪvɪət/