cordon bleu

cor·​don bleu | \ ˌkȯr-(ˌ)dän-ˈblü \

Definition of cordon bleu

: stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese chicken cordon bleu

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Cuisine & Wine Bistro Chef/owner Fabrice Buschtetz's menu includes frogs legs ($14), chicken cordon bleu ($19), steak frites ($28) and Escargots Façon Fabrice ($12), a garlicky dish of escargots baked with a light bread topping. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, home to 2 million dead (including Chopin) and stuffed like a chicken cordon bleu, has already taken to leasing out its grave sites in 10-year increments. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Colma cemeteries rapidly running out of space for plots," 5 May 2018 Inspired by the classic French flavors of chicken cordon bleu, this dish features a tangy mix of Dijon mustard, deli ham and Swiss cheese, with fresh thyme for depth. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken Cutlets with Ham and Swiss," 22 July 2014 Even his cordon bleu, which costs $16 including two side dishes, was stuffed with stuffed ham. Kim Severson, New York Times, "In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham," 19 Mar. 2018 Think cheesy barbecue chicken with cheddar and chopped onions, cordon bleu with Swiss cheese, ham and honey mustard, and Nashville Hot with piquant dipping sauce. Compiled By Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Restaurant news for February," 8 Feb. 2018 The restaurant has been known to top its New York-style pizza with calamari, foie gras, Caesar salad, and chicken cordon bleu (although not all at once). Lauren Delgado,, "Get adventurous for National Pizza Month," 19 Oct. 2017 Bibimbap, choux pastry, cordon bleu and Saigon cinnamon. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Froyo, sriracha, California roll: Merriam-Webster adds 250 new words," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cordon bleu

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cordon bleu

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

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English Language Learners Definition of cordon bleu

: having, showing, or requiring great skill at cooking

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