Modern Latin from the genus Tilapia. A latinization of the Tswana word tlhapi (“fish”).
tilapia (plural tilapias or tilapia)
- Any of various edible fish, of the genus Tilapia, native to Africa and the Middle East but naturalized worldwide.
- 2006, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, “Bottom of the World”:
- Well I dined last night with Scarface Ron
- On tilapia fishcakes and fried black swan.
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