Definition of many-roots in US English:

many-roots

(also many-root, minnie roots)

noun

Caribbean
  • An erect weed, Ruellia tuberosa (family Acanthaceae), native to the West Indies and northern South America. Also called duppy gun, and (formerly) menow weed, spirit leaf.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Griffith Hughes (1707–1750). From many + the plural of root.

Pronunciation

many-roots

/ˈmɛnɪruːts/