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A medium-sized deer (Cervus nippon) native to East Asia but widely naturalized elsewhere, having a light to dark brown often spotted coat, a white rump patch, and antlers in the male.

[Japanese shika, deer.]


(Animals) a Japanese forest-dwelling deer, Cervus nippon, having a brown coat, spotted with white in summer, and a large white patch on the rump
[from Japanese shika]


(ˈsi kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a small, sometimes spotted deer, Cervus nippon, native to E Asia.
[1890–95; < Japanese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sika - small deer of Japan with slightly forked antlerssika - small deer of Japan with slightly forked antlers
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Cervus, genus Cervus - the type genus of the Cervidae
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