Meaning of “perishable” in the English Dictionary

"perishable" in American English

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us /ˈper·ɪ·ʃə·bəl/

Food that is perishable has to be used quickly or it will decay so that you cannot eat it:

He owns one of the largest distributors of perishable foods.

(Definition of “perishable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"perishable" in Business English

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uk /ˈperɪʃəbl/ us

used to describe products, especially food, that decay quickly:

Perishable food, such as meat, isn't always handled or stored safely.
Exports of perishable goods have been exempted from routine customs examination.


uk /ˈperɪʃəbl/ us
perishables [ plural ]

food products that decay quickly:

Perishables account for more than 50% of supermarket sales.

(Definition of “perishable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)