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