Definition of tilapia
: any of numerous chiefly African freshwater cichlid fishes (genera Oreochromis, Tilapia, and Sarotherodon) often raised for food
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The classroom will feature hundreds of species of fish swimming through the tanks above, as well as three large tilapia tanks and a state-of-the-art filtration system for teaching water chemistry.
The sole was moist and meaty, not skimpy like those tilapias often served in Chinatown.
These drinks are one of the few products made with collagen peptides from sustainably sourced tilapia skin (most are made from beef).
On top of that, some lake fishermen are killing crocodiles to stop them gobbling up their catches of Nile perch and other fish, such as tilapia, environmental officials say.
Starters like a Maine lobster and tilapia ceviche or freshly made guacamole pair well with a cocktail or craft beer.
This works well for fatty fish like salmon and trout, as well as leaner fish like tilapia and halibut.
The dinner menu also includes panang, massaman and pineapple-coconut curries, grilled salmon or tilapia and noodle dishes.
Vietnam intends to make the shrimp farms even more environmentally beneficial by encouraging owners to raise other seafood, such as sea bass and tilapia.
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Origin and Etymology of tilapia
New Latin, genus name
First Known Use: 1849See Words from the same year
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