- The definition of perishable is something that is likely to rot, spoil or go bad quickly.
Food that goes bad after just a few days is an example of something that would be described as a perishable food.
- Perishable is defined as something that will spoil or rot.
An example of a perishable is a head of lettuce.
Fish is a perishable food.
perishable definition by Webster's New World
that may perish; esp., liable to spoil or deteriorate, as some foods
something, esp. a food, liable to spoil or deteriorate
perishable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Subject to decay, spoilage, or destruction.noun
Something, especially foodstuff, subject to decay or spoilage. Often used in the plural.
- perˌish·a·bilˈi·ty, perˈish·a·ble·ness noun
- perˈish·a·bly adverb
perishable - Business Definition
Of or referring to something that is subject to decay or spoilage. There are both perishable (wheat) and nonperishable (gold) commodities.