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[French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/

noun, plural cordons bleus
[French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/ (Show IPA)
the sky-blue ribbon worn as a badge by knights of the highest order of French knighthood under the Bourbons.
some similar high distinction.
one entitled to wear the cordon bleu.
any person of great distinction in a specific field, especially a distinguished chef.
(of a dish made with thin slices of veal, chicken, etc.) interlaid or stuffed with ham and cheese and then sautéed:
chicken cordon bleu.
/French kɔrdɔ̃ blø/
(French history)

any very high distinction
of or denoting food prepared to a very high standard


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