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.
modern Latin, of unknown origin.