cordon bleucor·don bleu
- 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
- any 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
Origin of cordon bleuFr, blue ribbon
nounpl. cor·dons bleus
A person highly distinguished in a field, especially a master chef.
Origin of cordon bleuFrench : cordon, ribbon + bleu, blue.