cordon bleu[kō̂r dōn bl′]
cordon bleu definition by Webster's New World
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- the blue ribbon formerly worn as an emblem by Knights of the Order of the Holy Ghost, the highest order of knighthood in France under the Bourbon monarchy
- a very high distinction
- a person entitled to wear the cordon bleu
- any person highly distinguished in a certain field; specif., a very skilled chef
- stuffed with ham and Gruyère cheese, breaded, and sautéed: veal cordon bleu
cordon bleu definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. cor·dons bleus
A person highly distinguished in a field, especially a master chef.
Origin: French : cordon, ribbon + bleu, blue.