sika [see-kuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small, reddish deer, Cervus nippon, native to eastern Asia: most populations are endangered.
Origin of sika 1890–95; Japanese, equivalent to si- (perhaps akin to sisi boar, game) + ka deer Examples from the Web for sika Historical Examples of sika
On the mainland of Manchuria both the typical sika, and a larger race (C. sika manchuricus), occur.
Sika means to appear, and is used chiefly of supernatural beings; kundru means to grunt or grumble.
Nasimovich considered that roe deer and sika deer could be taken by wolves when snow was not more than 30 cm.
L. David Mech
In Japan there is an intermediate form in Cervus sika which has no bez-tine.
Robert A. Sterndale
British Dictionary definitions for sika sika 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