Definition of tilapia in English:

tilapia

Line breaks: til|apia
Pronunciation: /tɪˈleɪpɪə
 
, -ˈlap-/

noun

  • An African freshwater cichlid fish that has been widely introduced to many areas for food, such as St Peter’s fish.
    • Tilapia and related genera, family Cichlidae: several species
    More example sentences
    • In Namibia two types of fresh water fish, the tilapia and catfish are farmed.
    • Hot off the grill, the tilapia was a whole fish, plump and meaty and perfectly cooked.
    • Cheap tilapia is substituted for expensive swordfish, without warning.

Origin

modern Latin, of unknown origin.

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