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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As delicious as traditional chicken cordon bleu tastes, prepping and stuffing chicken breasts is time-consuming. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2022 That includes many frozen foods found in grocery stores, including chicken cordon bleu and chicken Kyiv products that appear to be cooked through but are only heat-treated to set the batter or breading. CBS News, 1 Aug. 2022 That includes many frozen foods found in grocery stores, including chicken cordon bleu and chicken Kyiv products that appear to be cooked through but are only heat-treated to set the batter or breading. David Pitt, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2022 The truck includes empanadas with a number of savory fillings like shrimp and cordon bleu. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 31 July 2022 Besides dishes such as sole meunière, boeuf bourguignon and veal cordon bleu, there was also beef stroganoff, osso buco and tarama spread, a Greek-style appetizer based on salmon roe. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 30 July 2022 Entrees include prime rib, salmon, ham, shrimp and scallops, filet mignon, New York sirloin, redfish, rigatoni alla vodka, pork loin, shrimp scampi, leg of lamb, chicken cordon bleu, shrimp and vegetable ravioli. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 Other Easter dinner selections include chicken Oscar ($12.95), chicken cordon bleu ($13.95) and Virginia baked ham, roast turkey, pork loin, or spinach pie ($12.95). Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2022 Entrees, for one, are 12-ounce ribeye ($56.95), crab cakes ($48.95), chicken cordon bleu ($46.95) and vegetarian risotto ($38.95). Susan Dunne, courant.com, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Cordon bleu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cordon%20bleu. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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