cordon bleu

adjective

cor·​don bleu ˌkȯr-(ˌ)dän-ˈblü How to pronounce cordon bleu (audio)
: stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese
chicken cordon bleu

Examples of cordon bleu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Popular plates include Scotch eggs, smoked salmon, cordon bleu fritters, fish and chips, and cottage pie. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 16 Mar. 2024 Three daily gourmet meals are a part of the all-inclusive rate (expect to pay $587 per person/night or more) and the winter dining menu includes carmel apple venison, pheasant cordon bleu, duck confit perogies and rose glazed pink prawns. Brittany Anas, The Denver Post, 12 Mar. 2024 Its restaurant, Vis-à-Vis, offers Swiss-centric meals made with local ingredients, including Swiss salmon trout, fondue, and pork cordon bleu. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 3 Nov. 2023 Get The Recipe 22 of 30 Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Love the flavor of chicken cordon bleu but hate the prep? Cameron Beall, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 Chicken cordon bleu, a burger bar and crab cakes are all dinner options to make for Mother's Day. Fox News, 12 May 2023 They may be stuffed with butter, cheese or ham and then breaded, like chicken Kiev or chicken cordon bleu. Jen Christensen, CNN, 25 Apr. 2023 The social hour includes an NA drink and appetizers with a cash bar; entrees are chicken cordon bleu or a half-rack of barbecue ribs. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Nov. 2021 Despite the proliferation of cooking shows on TV and YouTube, most of us don’t have the time, talent, or inclination to don the white apron and whip up a cordon bleu meal for ourselves or our families. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

after earlier cordon bleu "exceptional cook," borrowed from French, literally, "blue ribbon," referring to the blue ribbon or sash worn by the Chevaliers du Saint-Esprit, the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon kings

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cordon bleu was in 1960

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“Cordon bleu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cordon%20bleu. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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