noun, plural cor·dons bleus [French kawr-dawn blœ] /French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ/.
Origin of cordon bleu
Examples from the Web for cordon bleu
Historical Examples of cordon bleu
The germs of this unbelief had been sown in the doctor's mind by his own cordon-bleu, Sophie.An Englishman in Paris
Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Her vanity as a cordon-bleu was piqued because she did not receive the compliments she expected, and which she felt she deserved.Baron Trigault's Vengeance
The mistress of the hotel cooked for us herself, and she was quite a cordon-bleu, I assure you.
In making herself a cordon-bleu she was thinking of Jean-Jacques's comfort; though she was, it must be owned, tolerably dainty.The Two Brothers
Honore de Balzac
- 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