Definition of tilapia
plural ti·la·pia also ti·la·pias
: 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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