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sika

[see-kuh] /ˈsi kə/
noun
1.
a small, reddish deer, Cervus nippon, native to eastern Asia: most populations are endangered.
Origin of sika
1890-1895
1890-95; < Japanese, equivalent to si- (perhaps akin to sisi boar, game) + ka deer
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sika

/ˈsiːkə/
noun
1.
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
from Japanese shika
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