Cordon-bleu meaning

kôr'dôɴ blœ'
A person highly distinguished in a field, especially a master chef.
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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.
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Any very high distinction.
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A person entitled to wear the cordon bleu.
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Any person highly distinguished in a certain field; specif., a very skilled chef.
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Stuffed with ham and Gruyère cheese, breaded, and sautéed.

Veal cordon bleu.

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A skillful chef.
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An award given to such chefs.
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(US) Thin slices of veal, ham and cheese breaded and sautéed; somewhat like a wiener schnitzel, or Viennese cutlet.
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Origin of cordon-bleu

  • French cordon ribbon bleu blue
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French cordon bleu (“blue ribbon”)
    From Wiktionary