noun, plural cor·dons bleus [French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/.
- 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 history
- the sky-blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon monarchy
- a knight entitled to wear the cordon bleu
- any very high distinction
- of or denoting food prepared to a very high standard