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Definition of cordon bleu adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cordon bleu

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌkɔːdɒ̃ ˈblɜː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrdɔ̃ː ˈblɜː//
 
[usually before noun] (from French)
 
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of the highest standard of skill in cooking a cordon bleu chef cordon bleu cuisine Word Origin mid 18th cent. (as a noun, often specifically denoting a first-class cook): French, literally ‘blue ribbon’. The blue ribbon once signified the highest order of chivalry in the reign of the Bourbon kings.
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