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tilapia

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noun ti·la·pia \tə-ˈlä-pē-ə, -ˈlā-\

Definition of tilapia

plural ti·la·pia also ti·la·pias

  1. :  any of numerous African freshwater cichlid fishes (genera Oreochromis, Tilapia, and Sarotherodon) often raised for food



Origin of tilapia

New Latin, genus name


First Known Use: 1849


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