qi·​vi·​ut ˈkē-vē-ət How to pronounce qiviut (audio)
: the wool of the undercoat of the musk ox

Examples of qiviut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More egregiously, prosecutors said, were multiple instances of not adequately removing the horn, a mandatory step intended to eliminate some of the trophy values from animals intended to be taken for subsistence purposes like food and the animals’ soft, fibrous qiviut hides. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Aug. 2022 Today, the Musk Ox Development Corporation, operating on the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, Alaska, raises and cares for the oxen and promotes sustainable qiviut production. Brian Stelter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 By the 1950s, demand for its meat and qiviut (soft inner wool) almost pushed the species to extinction. Brian Stelter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021

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Word History



First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of qiviut was in 1958

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“Qiviut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qiviut. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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