Meaning of late-blooming

late-bloom•ing

Pronunciation: (lāt'bl'ming), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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