qiviut
noun Etymology: Inuit Date: 1958 the wool of the undercoat of the musk ox

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  • Qiviut — (Inuktitut syllabics, ᕿᕕᐅᖅ; Inuinnaqtun, qiviuqcite book|last=Ohokak|first=G.|coauthors=M. Kadlun, B. Harnum|title=Inuinnaqtun English Dictionary|publisher=Kitikmeot Heritage Society] ; sometimes spelled qiveut, and pronounced kiv ee yut ) is an… …   Wikipedia

  • qiviut — ☆ qiviut [kē′vē o͞ot΄, kē′vē ət ] n. [Esk] 1. the fine, soft, light brown inner layer of hair of the musk ox 2. yarn spun from this hair …   English World dictionary

  • Qiviut — Quiviut Als Quiviut oder Qiviut [ˈqiviut] wird die Unterwolle des Moschusochsen bezeichnet. Sie wird von der Inuit Kooperative „Oomingmak“ verarbeitet. Dort sind ca. 200 Personen mit der Verarbeitung beschäftigt. Die Wolle ist sehr hochwertig,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • qiviut — /kee vee euht, ooht /, n. the soft, dense, light brown woolly undercoat of the musk ox, used in making fabrics. [1955 60; < Inuit] * * * …   Universalium

  • qiviut — noun /ˈkɪvɪət/ The underwool of the Arctic muskox, used as a fibre …   Wiktionary

  • qiviut — qi·vi·ut …   English syllables

  • qiviut — qiv•i•ut [[t]ˈki vi ət, ˌut[/t]] n. tex the soft, dense, light brown woolly undercoat of the musk ox, used in making fabrics • Etymology: 1955–60; < Inuit …   From formal English to slang

  • qiviut — The soft undercoat on a musk ox, often used in making coats …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • qiviut — /ˈkɪvijət/ (say kiveeyuht) noun the fine inner wool of the musk ox, shed every summer and retrieved for use in luxury garments. {Inuit} …   Australian English dictionary

  • qiviut — ˈkēvēə̇t, vēˌüt noun ( s) Etymology: Eskimo : the wool of the undercoat of the musk ox …   Useful english dictionary

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