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late bloomer

noun
1.
a person whose talents or capabilities are slow to develop:
A late bloomer, she wrote her first novel when she was almost 50.
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  • Lancifolium Punctatum verum is a late bloomer; color, clear white with soft rose spots and green stripes.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
  • Ten Week Stock—the "Gillyflower" of grandmother's garden—is a late bloomer.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • They are a late bloomer and will occasionally produce a crop when the other sorts have been injured by late freezing.

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