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perishable

perishable

adjective per·ish·able \ˈper-i-shə-bəl, ˈpe-ri-\

: likely to spoil or decay quickly : not likely to stay fresh for a long time if not eaten or used

Full Definition of PERISHABLE

:  liable to perish :  liable to spoil or decay <such perishable products as fruit, vegetables, butter, and eggs>
per·ish·abil·i·ty \ˌper-i-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌpe-ri-\ noun
perishable noun

First Known Use of PERISHABLE

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