- of or characteristic of a late bloomer: late-blooming brilliance.
- late in coming about or showing full development: the country's late-blooming interest in soccer.
Origin of late-blooming
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for late-blooming
Had the security service picked her up, they would have determined she was a late-blooming artist of a particularly modern kind.Sarai Sierra, American Slain in Istanbul, Was an Artist in the Making
February 5, 2013
Lactea and pedunculata are both good white species, and the late-blooming Orcutti has light blue flowers.The Book of Bulbs
Late-blooming dahlias and asters made spots of starry color in the green.Maida's Little Shop
Inez Haynes Irwin
So should he have exhaled the natural fragrance of a late-blooming flower of hereditary honour.Madame de Mauves
A hybrid between the two 81 from which could be evolved a late-blooming almond is a consummation to be wished.The Peaches of New York
U. P. Hedrick
Even now, when the chills of autumn had begun to blow through its bowers, it was over-clambered with late-blooming flowers.Joan of the Sword Hand
S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett