Definition of tilapia in English:

tilapia

Syllabification: ti·la·pi·a
Pronunciation: /təˈläpēə
 
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noun

  • An African freshwater cichlid fish that has been widely introduced to many areas for food.
    • 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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