tilapia[tə lä′pē ə, -lā′-]
tilapia definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Tilapia) of African cichlid fishes, often introduced into lakes or rivers because they are valuable food fishes that control the growth of algae
tilapia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various cichlid fishes of the genus Tilapia, native to Africa but introduced elsewhere as a valuable food fish.
Origin: New Latin Tilapia, genus name.