noun. a genus of Cichlidae.
- fish genus
- genus Tilapia
Example sentences of the word tilapia
1. Noun, singular or mass
After eating garlic-heavy foods, try a bite of pineapple or a bit of lemon juice before eating delicate tilapia or other white fish.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
While cold temperatures prevent the redbelly tilapia from spreading northward, it has spread to California's Imperial Valley, in the salty irrigation ditches and canals.
3. Existential there
Populations of redbelly tilapia are also found in Guam, Hawaii and Florida.
Add seasonings to the packet along with your tilapia filet.
5. Noun, plural
Citrus fruits pair well with tilapia and other mild fish.