cordon bleu[kō̂r dōn bl′]
- 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
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noun pl. cor·dons bleus
Origin: French : cordon, ribbon + bleu, blue.