Definition of tilapia
: any of numerous chiefly African freshwater cichlid fishes (genera Oreochromis, Tilapia, and Sarotherodon) often raised for food
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Vietnam intends to make the shrimp farms even more environmentally beneficial by encouraging owners to raise other seafood, such as sea bass and tilapia.
Seasonal seafood: Alligator, blue crab, clams, flounder, grouper, king mackeral, mahi mahi, oysters, yellowtail snapper, shrimp, tilapia, tilefish and yellow tuna.
But in the Sea’s churning ecosystem, botulism spreads quickly among the tilapia, which are eaten by the birds.
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Origin and Etymology of tilapia
New Latin, genus name
First Known Use: 1849
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