From the latin dēsertum, a participle of dēserere (oblivion, abandon). The latin prefix de- means: remoteness, detraction. The verb serene, means: join, merge, from the indoeuropean root ser- (to be).
A land often covered with sand or rocks, where there is a lack of water and an absence of soil. Realm of desolation on the surface, generally an uncultivated and uninhabited region.
The desert and that only, anything less than the desert was a dream.
Land >noun: The part of the earth’s surface that is not covered by water.
_scape >combining form: denoting a specified type of scene.