Definition of qiviut in English:

qiviut

(also kiviut, qiviuq, quiviut)

Pronunciation /ˈkɪvɪət/

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.