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tilapia (tɪˈlæpɪə Pronunciation for tilapia ; -ˈleɪ-) 



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

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin

Example Sentences Including 'tilapia'

Bass said a good place to fish was an area known as One Tree Island where the tilapia were in plague proportions.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Council and fisheries authorities verified the presence of tilapia in the creek about a year ago.
Australian News Misc (2005)
His team added a genetic switch from the tilapia to the human gene.
New Scientist (2004)
On the fish slab there was the usual strong supermarket presence of far-flown fish: kingklip, black tilapia , snapper and marlin.
Joanna Blythman SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)


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