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[leyt-bloo-ming] /ˈleɪtˈblu mɪŋ/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Lactea and pedunculata are both good white species, and the late-blooming Orcutti has light blue flowers.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • 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 Henry James
  • 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
  • He is the late-blooming flower of an almost by-gone time amid the pulsations of a new life.

  • That is a late-blooming rose—indeed, it blooms twice in the season.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
  • A late-blooming ratama tree dispensed from its yellow petals a sweet and persistent odour.

  • Once we pass a farmhouse with late-blooming yellow roses climbing over the stone posts at the farm entrance.

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