Friday, 27 December 2013

cordon (bleu)


  • a line of police, sentinels, military posts, warships, etc., enclosing or guarding an area.
  • a cord or braid worn for ornament or as a fastening.
  • a ribbon worn usually diagonally across the breast as a badge of a knightly or honorary order.



cordon bleu

French for 'blue ribbon'. The Cordon Bleu was the highest order of chivalry under the Bourbon kings. It has since been used for other first-class distinctions. The term has migrated into the language as a figurative acclamation rather than actual decoration for high quality, especially for chefs.


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