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cordon bleu

[French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/
noun, plural cordons bleus
[French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the sky-blue ribbon worn as a badge by knights of the highest order of French knighthood under the Bourbons.
2.
some similar high distinction.
3.
one entitled to wear the cordon bleu.
4.
any person of great distinction in a specific field, especially a distinguished chef.
adjective
5.
(of a dish made with thin slices of veal, chicken, etc.) interlaid or stuffed with ham and cheese and then sautéed:
chicken cordon bleu.
Origin of cordon bleu
1720-1730
1720-30; < French: literally, blue ribbon
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cordon bleu

/French kɔrdɔ̃ blø/
noun
1.
(French history)
  1. the sky-blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon monarchy
  2. a knight entitled to wear the cordon bleu
2.
any very high distinction
adjective
3.
of or denoting food prepared to a very high standard
Word Origin
French, literally: blue ribbon
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