tilapia









tilapia


noun

  1. any freshwater cichlid of the genus Tilapia, of African waters: an important food fish.

noun

  1. any mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the African freshwater genus Tilapia: used as food fishes

n.1849, formed in Modern Latin, perhaps from Greek tilon, name of a fish in Aristotle, + apios “distant.”

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