Definition of Tilapia

1. Noun. A genus of Cichlidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Tilapia
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Cichlidae, Family Cichlidae



Definition of Tilapia

1. Noun. Any of various edible fish, of the genus ''Tilapia'', native to Africa and the Middle East but naturalized worldwide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tilapia

1. an African fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tilapia

1. A freshwater fish used as an experimental organism and for food. This genus of the family cichlidae inhabits central and south america (one species extends north into texas), west indies, africa, madagascar, syria, and coastal india. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tilapia

tiki bar
tikis
tikka
tikka masala
tikkas
tikoloshe
tikoloshes
tikus
til
til death do us part
til now
til tree
tilak
tilaka
tilaks
tilapia (current term)
tilapias
tilasite
tilawa
tilburies
tilbury
tilde
tildes
tile
tile cutter
tile roof
tile saw
tile tracking
tilebased
tiled

Literary usage of Tilapia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rock Tombs of Deir El Gebrâwi by Norman de Garis Davies, Walter Ewing Crum, George Albert Boulenger (1902)
"Eutropius niloticus, Synodontis schall, and tilapia nilotica. PL xxi. At the top, Mugil, enlarged from PL iv. In the net, beginning from the top, Mugil, ..."

2. The Rock Tombs of Deir El Gebrâwi by Norman de Garis Davies, Walter Ewing Crum, George Albert Boulenger (1902)
"In thè water (in order from the right) are tilapia nilotica, Crocodile, Synodontis schall, Mugil, Synodontis membranaceus, Crocodile, ..."

3. Recirculation edited by Peter W. Perschbacher (1995)
"Intensive tilapia farming in brackishwater from an Israeli desert aquifer. In: The Second International Symposium on tilapia in Aquaculture by (Eds.) RSV ..."

4. Biology and Management of the Floodwater Ecosystem in Rice Fields by Pierre A. Roger (1996)
"tilapia and common carp in ricefields commonly eat detritus which contains pathogens, but the possible effect on disease incidence has not been studied. ..."

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