Definitions for cordon bleuFr. kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cor•don bleuFr. kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ(n.; adj.)(pl.)cor•dons bleus
(n.)the sky-blue ribbon worn as a badge by knights of the highest order of French knighthood under the Bourbons.
Category: Western History
some similar high distinction.
a distinguished chef.
(adj.)of or pertaining to gourmet cookery.
Origin of cordon bleu:
1720–30; < F: lit., blue ribbon
a chef famous for his great skill
blue ribbon, cordon bleu(noun)
an honor or award gained for excellence
A skillful chef.
An award given to such chefs.
Thin slices of veal, ham and cheese breaded and sautu00E9ed; somewhat like a wiener schnitzel, or Viennese cutlet.
Origin: "blue ribbon"