from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various cichlid fishes of the genus Tilapia, native to Africa but introduced elsewhere as a valuable food fish.
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- n. Any of various edible fish, of the genus Tilapia, native to Africa and the Middle East but naturalized worldwide.
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- n. a genus of Cichlidae
New Latin Tilapia, genus name.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Modern Latin from the genus Tilapia. A latinization of the Tswana word tlhapi ("fish"). (Wiktionary)