Meaning of cordon bleu
Pronunciation: (Fr. kôr-dôn blœ'), [key]
— pl. cor•dons bleus
- 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, esp. 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.
Pronunciation: (kôr"dn-bl', -don-), [key]
- any of several small African finches of the genus Uraeginthus, having pale blue and buff plumage and commonly kept as cage birds.