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sika Syllabification: si·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈsēkə/
(also sika deer)

Definition of sika in English:


A forest-dwelling deer with a grayish winter coat that turns yellowish-brown with white spots in summer. It is native to Japan and Southeast Asia and naturalized elsewhere.
  • Cervus nippon, family Cervidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with sika

beaker, Costa Rica, Dominica, eureka, Frederica, Griqua, jobseeker, leaker, loudspeaker, seeker, shrieker, sneaker, speaker, squeaker, streaker, Tanganyika, theca, tikka, Topeka, wreaker

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