- subject to decay, ruin, or destruction: perishable fruits and vegetables.
- Usually perishables. something perishable, especially food.
Origin of perishable
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Examples from the Web for perishability
The lady of the flowers had been long dead, and her spirit was still supposed to bear the brand of perishability.In the South Seas
Robert Louis Stevenson
The great lack of architectural ruins in the country today may be largely accounted for by its perishability.
- liable to rot or wither
- (often plural) a perishable article, esp food
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Word Origin and History for perishability
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