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late-blooming

[leyt-bloo-ming] /ˈleɪtˈblu mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of a late bloomer:
late-blooming brilliance.
2.
late in coming about or showing full development:
the country's late-blooming interest in soccer.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Meanwhile, two compelling story lines propel the novel's late-blooming plot.
  • To extend the color show, she also requests some early- and late-blooming varieties.

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