[ kawr-dn-bloo, -don- ]
/ ˌkɔr dnˈblu, -dɒn- /
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any of several small African finches of the genus Uraeginthus, having pale blue and buff plumage and commonly kept as cage birds.
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Origin of cordonbleu
<French cordon bleu;see cordon bleu
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Definition for cordonbleu (2 of 2)
[ French kawr-dawn -blœ ]
/ French kɔr dɔ̃ ˈblœ /
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.
Origin of cordon bleu
1720–30; <French: literally, blue ribbon
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British Dictionary definitions for cordonbleu
/ (French kɔrdɔ̃ blø) /
- 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
Word Origin for cordon bleu
French, literally: blue ribbon
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