Stuffing is the soft material inside pillows, mattresses, or sofa cushions. Without stuffing, your comfy chair wouldn't be very comfy.

Stuffing is meant either to make things more comfortable, or more delicious. The edible kind of stuffing is a savory filling that's stuffed inside something being cooked, like a turkey or a potato. Stuffing stems from the verb stuff, which meant "fill the belly with food and drink" in the early 1400s, and came to mean "fill the interior of a pastry or the cavity of a fowl or beast" later in the century.

Definitions of stuffing
  1. noun
    padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture
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    batten, batting
    stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
    type of:
    cushioning, padding
    artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
  2. noun
    a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    synonyms: dressing
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    turkey stuffing
    stuffing for turkey
    oyster dressing, oyster stuffing
    stuffing made with oysters
    farce, forcemeat
    mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    type of:
    concoction, intermixture, mixture
    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
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