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cor·don bleu

 (kôr′dôN blœ′)
n. pl. cor·dons bleus (kôr′dôN blœ′)
A person highly distinguished in a field, especially a master chef.
adj.
Stuffed with cheese and ham or bacon, breaded, and fried: chicken cordon bleu.

[French : cordon, ribbon + bleu, blue.]

cordon bleu

(French kɔrdɔ̃ blø)
n
1. (Historical Terms) French history
a. the sky-blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon monarchy
b. a knight entitled to wear the cordon bleu
2. any very high distinction
adj
(Cookery) of or denoting food prepared to a very high standard
[French, literally: blue ribbon]

cor•don bleu

(Fr. kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ)
n., pl. cor•dons bleus (Fr. kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ)
adj. n.
1. the sky-blue ribbon worn as a badge by knights of the highest order of French knighthood under the Bourbons.
2. some similar high distinction.
3. a distinguished chef.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to gourmet cookery.
[1720–30; < French: literally, blue ribbon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cordon bleu - a chef famous for his great skill
chef - a professional cook
2.cordon bleu - an honor or award gained for excellence
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
Translations

cordon bleu

[ˌkɔːdɔ̃nˈblɜː]
A. Ncordón m azul (Culin) → cocinero/a m/f de primera clase
B. CPDde primera clase

cordon bleu

n (Cook, = award) → Meisterkochdiplom nt; (= chef, cook)Meisterkoch m, → Meisterköchin f
adj cookvorzüglich; recipe, dish, mealdelikat, exquisit; she’s taking a cordon bleu cookery coursesie macht einen Kochkurs für die feine Küche (mit)
References in classic literature ?
On that day the royal apartments were open to the public, and at the hour of High Mass the crowd flowed back towards the vestibule of the chapel to witness what was called the procession of the Cordons Bleus.
It was a pity," says her mother a little later "a pity you did not see the Cordons Bleus.