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qiviut

[ kee-vee-uht, -oot ]
/ ˈki vi ət, -ˌut /
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noun

the soft, dense, light-brown woolly undercoat of the musk ox, used in making fabrics.

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Origin of qiviut

Borrowed into English from Inuit around 1955–60

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