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Noun: blue ribbon
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: blue riband)
  1. An honor or award gained for excellence
    - cordon bleu, blue riband [Brit]
Adjective: blue-ribbon  'bloo'ri-bun
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Selected or chosen for special qualifications
    "the blue-ribbon event of the season";
    - select

Derived forms: blue ribbons

See also: superior

Type of: badge

Encyclopedia: Blue ribbon