sika

[ see-kuh ]
/ ˈsi kə /

noun

a small, reddish deer, Cervus nippon, native to eastern Asia: most populations are endangered.

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Origin of sika

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sika

sika
/ (ˈsiːkə) /

noun

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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