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Meaning of "qiviut" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QIVIUT

qiviut  [ˈkɪvɪət] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QIVIUT

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Qiviut is a noun.
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WHAT DOES QIVIUT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

qiviut

Qiviut

Qiviuq or qiviut is an Inuktitut word commonly used to indicate the wool of the muskox. The word was originally used to refer to the down feathers of birds as well as the inner wool of the muskox. It is valued for its use as a fiber as, unlike sheep's wool, it does not shrink in water at any temperature. It is most commonly used for hats and scarves, and is among the softest wools. It is very expensive; a high quality knitted scarf can cost more than 300 U.S. dollars, but will last over 20 years with good care. The muskox has a two-layered coat, and qiviut refers specifically to the soft underwool beneath the longer outer wool. The muskox sheds this layer of wool each spring. Qiviut is plucked from the coat of the muskox during the molt or gathered from objects the animals have brushed against; unlike sheep, the animals are not sheared. Much of the commercially available qiviut comes from Canada, and is obtained from the pelts of muskoxen after hunts. In Alaska, qiviut is obtained from farmed animals or gathered from the wild during the molt. Qiviut is stronger and eight times warmer than sheep's wool, and softer than cashmere wool.

Definition of qiviut in the English dictionary

The definition of qiviut in the dictionary is the soft wool of a muskox.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QIVIUT


chariot
ˈtʃærɪət
Cheviot
ˈtʃiːvɪət
commissariat
ˌkɒmɪˈsɛərɪət
compatriot
kəmˈpætrɪət
diet
ˈdaɪət
Eliot
ˈɛlɪət
fiat
ˈfaɪət
idiot
ˈɪdɪət
immediate
ɪˈmiːdɪət
khediviate
kɪˈdiːvɪət
lariat
ˈlærɪət
patriot
ˈpeɪtrɪət
piet
ˈpaɪət
quiet
ˈkwaɪət
riot
ˈraɪət
secretariat
ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛərɪət
Sino-Soviet
ˈsaɪnəʊˌsəʊvɪət
soviet
ˈsəʊvɪət
spaviet
ˈspævɪət
Wyatt
ˈwaɪət

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QIVIUT

qi
Qian Long
qibla
qigong
qindar
qindarka
Qingdao
Qinghai
qinghaosu
qintar
qintarka
Qiqihar
Qishm
QKt
QKtP
ql

WORDS THAT END LIKE QIVIUT

about
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debut
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gut
hut
input
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on the way out
out
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output
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slut
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Synonyms and antonyms of qiviut in the English dictionary of synonyms

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qiviut
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qiviut
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qiviut
510 millions of speakers

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qiviut
380 millions of speakers
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qiviut
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qiviut
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qiviut
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qiviut
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Qiviut
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Qiviut
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qiviut
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Qiviut
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qiviut
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qiviut
75 millions of speakers

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Qiviut
75 millions of speakers

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qiviut
70 millions of speakers

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qiviut
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40 millions of speakers

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qiviut
30 millions of speakers
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qiviut
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

qiviut
10 millions of speakers
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qiviut
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of qiviut

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QIVIUT»

The term «qiviut» is normally little used and occupies the 137.009 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QIVIUT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about qiviut

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QIVIUT»

Discover the use of qiviut in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to qiviut and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Muskoxen and Their Hunters: A History
However, the principal reason for modern domestication efforts, the harvesting of qiviut, does pose special behavioral problems. I have already noted that the collection of qiviut requires intensive handling of each individual. Although collection ...
Peter C. Lent, 1999
2
Wildlife Production Systems: Economic Utilisation of Wild ...
21 Qiviut production from muskoxen ROBERT G. WHITE, B. ANN TIPLADY & PAM GROVES Abstract This chapter briefly reviews agricultural projects dealing with production of qiviut, the insulative underwool of muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus).
Robert J. Hudson (Ph. D.), K. R. Drew, L. M. Baskin, 1989
3
The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska
This material is the downy soft undercoat of the musk ox. Qiviut (KIV-ee-ute) is prized for its light weight and exceptional warmth. It is said to be eight times warmer than sheep's wool. It is knitted by hand into hats, scarves and other garments by ...
Nancy Gates, 2006
4
Maximizing Qiviut Growth in Muskoxen
"Qiviut, the insulating underwool grown annually by muskoxen, is the basis of a successful knitting industry in Alaska.
Morgan A. Robertson, 2000
5
Pauline Frommer's Alaska
Once a year, the musk ox at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Large Animal Research station get combed to collect their soft, wool-like qiviut, which is sent to Native weavers in the Bush, and then returned in the form of articles of clothing for ...
David Thompson, 2008
6
Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to ...
Women learned to knit lace with qiviut yarn at the first knitting workshop. ( Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative) Knitters practice using qiviut during a workshop in Tununak, on Nelson Island. (Photograph by Bill Bacon, Oomingmak ...
Susan M. Strawn, 2011
7
Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by ...
This book presents how-tos for knitting and designing lace, projects suited to new as well as experienced lace knitters, yarn sources, and comprehensive cultural background.
Donna Druchunas, 2006
8
The Musk Ox Underwool, Qiviut: Historical Uses and Present ...
Typescript of Schell's thesis about the use of musk ox wool in the Eskimo knitting industry. Appendix includes correspondence with Vilhjalmur Stefansson regarding musk ox wool.
Lillian Crowell Schell, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1972
9
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning
Qiviut Qiviut, the downy, soft undercoat from a muskox, is the lightest and warmest of all of the natural fibers. At one time, muskox shared the great plain with wooly mammoths. They now live in the region around the Arctic Circle. Although the ...
Judith MacKenzie McCuin, 2011
10
Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn
Mohair Yak Qiviut (Muskox) Qiviut is a seasonal shedder, blowing its coat in large pieces in the spring. The downy undercoat of domesticated qiviut is harvested by combing during the shedding season. It often doesn't need washing prior to ...
Wendy J. Johnson, W. J. Johnson, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QIVIUT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term qiviut is used in the context of the following news items.
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Drive-Thru Americana: Alaska
Photo: Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-operative Before you leave Anchorage, stop by Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-operative for authentic Qiviut ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Without a Lens
We collected qiviut from the brush. Laura and I baked ninja gingerbread cookies. So many photographical moments, and not a single photograph taken. «Knom, Jun 15»
3
Farm to fiber: Natural fiber industry grows
The mill will be specializing in fine fibers, such as Kashmere and Qiviut, which comes from muskoxen, she said. Most other wools produced in the state will be ... «Kenai Peninsula Online, Apr 15»
4
The Knitterati
Fiber will be everywhere—from wool to cotton, silk to bison, mohair to stainless steel, cashmere to qiviut. (Official text). 1358640672_1138_DSC02392. «Hometown Pasadena, Apr 15»
5
Bovey Tracey wool shop wins top yarn award
It even stocks the world's most expensive yarn – Qiviut – which comes from the Muskox in Alaska. Joyce added: “What makes our strength is that we are able to ... «Western Morning News, Nov 14»
6
Students learn to spin Qiviut in Deering
Downstairs, fueled by chocolate cake baked by school principal Perrian Windhausen, several women, and a few boys were busy fluffing qiviut, the soft warm ... «The Arctic Sounder, Oct 14»
7
Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking Dog
She said her mom collected some tufts of the animal's underfur—the highly-prized qiviut—and her dad has plans for the bull's horns. “My dad's going to cut off ... «Alaska Public Radio Network, Aug 14»
8
Green Materials Report: Wool Carpet
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, ... «Green Building Elements, Jul 14»
9
Hunting musk ox in the frigid Arctic
It has a dense coat of wool, called qiviut (KI-vi-ut) by the Inuits, which consists of short, thick, ultra-soft hair next to its skin, covered over by long guard hairs. «Lancaster Newspapers, Apr 14»
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Mencyclopaedia: Anderson & Sheppard's haberdashery
The star category is the knits including exotic yarns from qiviut to cashmere. The news that should warm the heart of Prince Charles, however, is that the loveliest ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 13»

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