sika

[see-kuh]

Origin of sika

1890–95; < Japanese, equivalent to si- (perhaps akin to sisi boar, game) + ka deer
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sika

noun
  1. a Japanese forest-dwelling deer, Cervus nippon, having a brown coat, spotted with white in summer, and a large white patch on the rump

Word Origin for sika

from Japanese shika
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