anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of winter.
This little tomato, which I hold in my somewhat beat up palm, is the first of what I hope is a few hundred pounds of tomatoes, growing out there in the garden.
The zucchini started a week and a half ago, along with the cucumbers. This week the beans began. Now I find a tomato. Can lots of food be far behind?
I guess we'll see!