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Any of various cichlid fishes of the genera Tilapia, Oreochromis, and Sarotherodon, native to Africa and the Middle East and raised for food in many parts of the world.
[New Latin Tilapia, genus name, from Tswana tlhapi, fish.]
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(Animals) any mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the African freshwater genus Tilapia: used as food fishes
[C18: from New Latin]
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ti•la•pi•a(təˈlɑ pi ə, -ˈleɪ-)
n., pl. -pi•as.
any freshwater cichlid of the genus Tilapia, of African waters: an important food fish.
[< New Latin (1849)]
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n → Tilapia m, → Buntbarsch m
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