Why was clemency trending last week?
late 14c., from Medieval Latin cornea tela "horny web or sheath," from Latin cornu (genitive cornus) "horn" (see horn (n.)). So called for its consistency. Related: Corneal.
cornea cor·ne·a (kôr'nē-ə)n. The transparent, convex, anterior portion of the outer fibrous coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil and is continuous with the sclera.
The transparent outer covering of the front of the eye that covers the iris and pupil.