- 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.
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- perˌish·a·bilˈi·ty, perˈish·a·ble·ness noun
- perˈish·a·bly adverb