Definition of "qiviut" []

  • The soft wool lying beneath the long coat of the muskox, valued for its use as a fiber. (noun)
  • The soft wool of the undercoat of the arctic musk ox (noun)

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Use "qiviut" in a sentence
  • "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."