I had caught fever and and my nose was running. I want to know that what to call the stuff that comes out of a running nose, in English. In Hindi, we say "Naak".
the slimy protective secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting mainly of mucin
You have mucous membranes in places besides your nose, though, so if you need to be specific you can refer to it as nasal mucus. You can also refer to it as nasal discharge, meaning a substance coming out of your nose.
There are a number of informal terms for mucus, most of which sound quite childish. Nonetheless, I'll list them:
- Snot (uncountable). This is a term for nasal mucus in its normal liquid form.
- A booger (countable, US usage). This is an American term for a piece of dried nasal mucus.
- A bogey (countable, UK usage). This is the UK counterpart of booger.
- A nose goblin (countable). This means the same thing as booger (although FumbleFingers says it's less common; see the comments for discussion, if you'd like).
Of these, I think snot is the most acceptable when used by an adult, but they're all rather informal. If you're talking to a doctor, nasal mucus or nasal discharge would be fine.
If you're just describing liquid coming out of your nose, but you don't want to use medical-sounding terms like nasal discharge, then you can say your nose is running or that you have a runny nose.
The medical term is mucus, but a common informal word is snot:
Doctor to patient: Keep taking this medication until the mucus clears out of your sinuses.
Parent to parent: You should have seen my baby last week; she had snot running all down her face.
My Welsh grandparents always referred to a runny nose as "candles."