Definitions for "Louisiana Purchase"
territory in western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada
The name given to the sale of a vast tract of land known as the Louisiana Territory (See Louisiana Territory). Claimed by the French, the land was sold by Napoleon to the United States in 1803 for the sum of fifteen-million dollars.
(geographical name) region W central U.S. between Mississippi River & the Rockies purchased 1803 from France area 885,000 square miles