tilapia

[tuh-lah-pee-uh, -ley-]
noun
any freshwater cichlid of the genus Tilapia, of African waters: an important food fish.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1849); ulterior origin uncertain

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tilapia (tɪˈlæpɪə, -ˈleɪ-)
 
n
any mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the African freshwater genus Tilapia: used as food fishes
 
[C18: from New Latin]

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The nutrient-rich excess of that process is used for breeding tilapia, a freshwater fish.
He's trying to build an irrigation system that doubles as a tilapia farm.
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