(also sika deer)
Definition of sika in English:
A forest-dwelling deer with a greyish winter coat that turns yellowish-brown with white spots in summer. It is native to Japan and SE Asia and naturalized in Britain and elsewhere.
- Cervus nippon, family Cervidae
- In the Asia Field, you will feel your eyes are not big enough to take in the camels, yaks, fallow deer, sika deer, blue sheep and springbok capering in all directions.
- Other problematic mammals include the ruddy duck, an American import that is threatening the native white-headed duck with extinction, and sika deer from Asia, which eat saplings and strip bark from trees.
- Deer are herbivores and sika are no exception, munching just about any kind of vegetation.
late 19th century: from Japanese shika.
Definition of sika in:
- US English dictionary
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