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 (tə-lä′pē-ə, -lā′-)
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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(tɪˈlæpɪə; -ˈleɪ-)
(Animals) any mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the African freshwater genus Tilapia: used as food fishes
[C18: from New Latin]
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(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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nTilapia m, → Buntbarsch m
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