from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person highly distinguished in a field, especially a master chef.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A skillful chef.
  • n. An award given to such chefs.
  • n. Thin slices of veal, ham and cheese breaded and sautéed; somewhat like a wiener schnitzel, or Viennese cutlet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a first-rate cook, or one worthy to be the cook of the cordons bleus, or Knights of the Holy Ghost, a distinguished order of French knights, famous for their good dinners.
  • the blue ribbon worn by the Knights of the Holy Ghost.
  • a person of high distinction.
  • a dish prepared with thin slices of meat separated by layers of ham and cheese, and then sauteed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an honor or award gained for excellence
  • n. a chef famous for his great skill


French : cordon, ribbon + bleu, blue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French "blue ribbon" (Wiktionary)


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