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tilapia

noun ti·la·pia \tə-ˈlä-pē-ə, -ˈlā-\
plural ti·la·pia also ti·la·pias

Definition of TILAPIA

:  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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