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


cordon bleu

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 Originmid 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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