The soft wool lying beneath the long coat of the muskox, valued for its use as a fiber.
The fine, soft, light-brown inner layer of hair of the musk ox.
Yarn spun from this hair.
Origin of qiviut
- Inuit pl. of qiviuq down, underhair
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᕿᕕᐅᖅ (qiviut, “underwool").