Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A medium-sized deer (Cervus nippon) native to East Asia but widely naturalized elsewhere, having a light to dark brown often spotted coat, a white rump patch, and antlers in the male.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of deer found in Japan.

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  • noun A traditional Bangladeshi hanging basket
  • noun Cervus nippon, a deer found in the forests of East Asia

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  • noun small deer of Japan with slightly forked antlers

Etymologies

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[Japanese shika, deer.]

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From Japanese 鹿 (shika, "deer")

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