(also sika deer)
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
More 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.
Definition of sika in:
- The British & World English dictionary