Mal: വെച്ചൂർ veccūr
‘Alluvial Village’ Village, Kerala
From Mal: vaikkam/vekka ‘deposits’, ‘alluvial ground’; and ūr, ‘town’, ‘city’.
The name suggests [see Vaikom (Ker)] that this was originally a seashore that has receded over time.
The village has given its name to the smallest breed of cow in the world [Bos indicus].
The cow is about 90cm tall and approximately 1m long.