Farce was commonly used in English as the word for stuffing. Stuffing didn’t appear in print until 1538.
Sometimes you will still see recipes, especially British ones, refer to a “farce” meaning a stuffing.
Literature & Lore
Farce came to be used as well to describe short, comical plays that would be “stuffed”, as it were, in between longer, serious plays (usually religious) such as Medieval passion plays.
Farce comes from the French word farcir, which in turn comes from the Latin word farcire, meaning to stuff. “Farci” means stuffed in French.