One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An African freshwater cichlid fish that has been widely introduced to many areas for food.
Tilapia and related genera, family Cichlidae: several species
- ‘The central part of this dish is tilapia, a fresh water fish with white flesh and a flaky texture.’
- ‘In Namibia two types of fresh water fish, the tilapia and catfish are farmed.’
- ‘Whole fish such as tilapia are served hot off the grill and topped with tangy onion and tomato.’
- ‘Hot off the grill, the tilapia was a whole fish, plump and meaty and perfectly cooked.’
- ‘Cheap tilapia is substituted for expensive swordfish, without warning.’
Modern Latin, of unknown origin.
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