late-blooming

[leyt-bloo-ming]
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:
1965–70

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Example sentences
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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